Last year, my debut novel 'Isolation Junction', funded by a Kickstarter campaign, was published.
This year, I intend releasing a collection of survivor stories (entitled 'Clipped Wings'). These true stories, from those who have also suffered the ignominy of domestic abuse, have been told to me as a result of the publication of 'Isolation Junction' and the publicity surrounding it. In this way I hope to raise awareness of the many different forms this abuse can take.
The purpose of this particular campaign is to provide each of those individuals who have come forward with their story, with their own copy of 'Clipped Wings' as a means of recognition of their courage in speaking out. It will also enable them to read other survivor stories and hopefully will make them feel less isolated as a survivor.
'Clipped Wings' will continue my mission of raising awareness of domestic abuse and coercive control and demonstrate that the statistic of 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men is indeed correct. Sadly, this kind of behaviour transcends the age groups with many young men and women entering into relationships dominated by unacceptably controlling behaviours. Together we are stronger and can work to eradicate this insidious and often unnoticed behaviour which is prevalent in an unacceptable number of relationships.
There will be updates throughout the campaign being live and exclusives for those who back 'Clipped Wings'.
Take advantage of pledging now and receiving a signed copy of the book along with your name in the supporters’ list within the acknowledgements, along with other merchandise and my debut novel based on the amount of your pledge.
To find out more about my work please see my website at www.jennifergilmour.com
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Risks and challenges
The challenge for this book is to bring awareness of the shocking statistic that of 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experience domestic abuse in their lives. This book brings light to this statistic and that is more common than most may realise.
Another challenge is that of those who are bringing their stories forward, some are anonymous and others are not. For some their is a fear of sharing their story and this I can relate to. I would like to achieve 25-35 stories, if this isn't met then it challenges me further to gain more stories and could put back the expected release date. I have a huge list of those interested and are in the process of writing so I am in hope that this won't be the case. It is my job to reassure the survivor who's sharing their story in this process and one projection from this is that 'together we are stronger'.
If you would like to get involved submissions are until the 31st August, I have an information and guidelines pack so please do get in touch with me.
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